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    Does anyone have information on this helmet?Click image for larger version. 

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    The helmet is aWW I periode helmet, but the insigna, doesn't not seem to match the helmet.
    Not qua forme, no qua age...
    Could you show how it is attached to the helmet?
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Will be very interesting to hear input from the experts on this one. I don't think the AEF were ever issued anything but Brit made or American lids but who knows what took places in the trenches when they were trying to protect thier grey noggin! Very interesting helmet!

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    In late 1917 four regiments of African-American troops were assigned to the French and equipped with French gear...I understand that some of the first US troops to arrive in France were issued Adrians, and that these particular helmets are quite rare...IF this is one of those helmets, I cannot say as I'm not familiar with this particular insignia... Cheers, Glenn
    Last edited by bigmacglenn; 09-25-2012 at 12:12 AM.

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    A large number of the Ambulance drivers also wore Adrian helmets.
    Best
    Gus

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    It looks interesting, but sadly i do not have experience with these helmets. Would be nice to see how the shield is attached to the helmet.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    Well come to the forum.

    To me it looks like the US badge is a later add on, god knows when, If I am not mistaken we can see below the shield that there has been another badge at one time as the old over paint seems to stop up against where the old badge sat. If you remove the US badge we may be able to tell from the shape what it was.
    I may be way off, if so sorry
    Rod

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    Thanks Glen,

    I found this in Oklahoma while on duty with the military, I bought the uniform with it (boots,shirt,jacket with SGT stripes) inside the jacket I found a sewn in name tag and a medal (ribbon dirty and frayed) the soldier was African American.

    Thanks,
    Pete

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    I was happy to be of assistance...
    Cheers, Glenn

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